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Artist:
Title:
1976
Release Date: 7/5/2019
Format: 7
List Price: (B17) $17.98 

For the first time ever the four Chiswick label sides recorded by the 101'ers are gathered together on one Extended Play 7" Vinyl record. It was 1976 just before Punk Rock was about to rage and its early rumblings were emanating from the pubs of London. Leading the charge with the 101'ers was Woody aka Joe Strummer who was soon to form another band - the Clash. Joe's passion - later on display to remarkable effect - can be heard here on the lead track 'Keys To You Heart'. Once derided as "pub rock", in the cold light of the post-punk era the seminal sound of the 101'ers can be heard as much more than cheap boogie. In fact, the sound of Joe's later bands like the Mescaleros starts here, in particular with the Latin swing of 'Sweet Revenge'.

Artist:
Title:
The Ghoul In The Mirror
Release Date: 6/12/2019
Format: LP
List Price: (B31) $31.98 

With the knife-wielding, toothy-grinned Martha Splatterhead at their side, Seattle's own THE ACCUSED carved their way into the underground music scene by becoming one of the cornerstones of crossover music that melted faces in the 80s across the globe - a punk/metal fusion that planted its ever-growing seed in modern heavyweights such as MUNICIPAL WASTE, LAMB OF GOD, CANNIBAL CORPSE, the Patton/Lombardo project DEAD CROSS, and many more. Following in the footsteps of bands like VENOM INC. KNOW, FLAG, and ENTOMBED AD - and after recruitment of POISON IDEA's drummer, Mickey Widmere - the blender baby known as MARTHA'S REVENGE now proudly sports the moniker THE ACCUSED AD. Produced by Jack Endino (Nirvana, Soundgarden, Mudhoney, Tad, and more). Mastered by Scott Hull (Pig Destroyer / Agoraphobic Nosebleed).

Artist:
Title:
It's Bad For You But Buy It!
Release Date: 7/5/2019
Format: LP
List Price: (B33) $33.98 

One of the most heartwarming reunions of recent times has been the re-emergence of the Ace Of Cups, the pioneering all-women band that memorably graced the stages of the San Francisco psychedelic ballrooms in late 1960s, yet never got a chance to make a record. With their decades-overdue debut album garnering much in the way of plaudits, there has been renewed interest in "It's Bad For You But Buy It", the Big Beat anthology that first introduced the world to the music of this remarkable outfit back in 2003. Previously a full-length CD, we now offer a distilled vinyl version of this much-loved compilation of vintage demos, rehearsals and live tracks dating from 1968 and 1969, focusing on tracks cut by the original Ace Of Cups five-piece. The youthful wit, energy and soul on display on cuts like 'Glue,' 'Circles' and 'Music' continues to resonate, explaining why the group was rated by no less than Jimi Hendrix and are fondly recalled by all who encountered them. This attractive new vinyl package comes with a detailed band history and boasts an alternative, previously unissued performance of the song 'Simplicity' to that of the CD version. Makes both a great introduction for the Ace Of Cups novice, or a renewed opportunity for the aficionado to sample this unique group's many charms. 180g black vinyl with thick card sleeve.

Artist:
Title:
Promised Land
Release Date: 7/10/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

The best of Johnnie Allan’s swamp pop performances for Jin and Viking dating from the late 1950s through the 80s, featuring his all-time classic ‘The Promised Land’ and the local anthem ‘South To Louisiana’.

Artist:
Title:
Goodnight My Love
Release Date: 12/25/1999
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

26 tracks from 1956-62 feat. The Cliques, The Space Riders + 3 never before released tracks.

Artist:
Title:
I Idolize You! Fraternity Recordings 1960-1964
Release Date: 7/5/2019
Format: LP
List Price: (B28) $28.98 

A brief appearance on Billboard's Bubbling Under chart belies the fact that the Charmaines were Cincinnati's leading 1960s girl group. Formed by Marian "Gigi" Jackson, Dee Watkins and Irene Vinegar, the group was awarded a contract with Fraternity Records for winning a talent show. Gigi's sister Jerri sang on many of the group's records but was too young to perform in nightclubs. When Dee left to get married, Jerri joined as a full-time member. The Charmaines called it a day in the early 70s but several of their records remained popular with dancers on the UK's Northern Soul scene. That popularity received a boost in the mid-2000s when their great version of Ike & Tina Turner's 'I Idolize You' was made available for the first time, immediately finding favour with DJs and club-goers. During their career the Charmaines had singles on six different labels, but they never did have an album released. We rectify that situation here with this stylishly packaged vinyl-only 14-track collection of their finest Fraternity recordings. Along with 'I Idolize You', highlights include 'What Kind Of Girl (Do You Think I Am)', 'On The Wagon' (as covered by the Ronettes), their rip-roaring version of 'Rockin' Pneumonia' and three terrific examples of their work as backing singers for label-mates Lonnie Mack and Carl Edmondson.

Artist:
Title:
Zodico Blues And Boogie
Release Date: 7/10/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

You say Zodico I say Zydeco, whichever way you say it, Clifton Chenier was the undisputed King & these 1955 Specialty sides go a long way to proving it.

Artist:
Title:
Best Of Dorothy Love Coates
Release Date: 7/10/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

The inspiring voice of Dorothy Love Coates soars through 24 sides of gospel magic.

Artist:
Title:
Sam Cooke With The Soul Stirrers
Release Date: 7/10/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

This release features gospel material recorded when Sam was fronting the Soul Stirrers and it neatly compliments our previous Sam Cooke CD as it contains 14 tracks on CD for the first time. If you only know Sam Cooke through his oft-covered hits such as "Bring It On Home To Me", "A Change Is Gonna Come" or "Twistin' The Night Away", then this is the best place to start investigating his peerless gospel roots.

Artist:
Title:
In The Beginning
Release Date: 7/10/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

This compilation takes us from the best of Cooke's gospel sides to the beginning of his secular career and features several alternate takes of those early pop sides.

Artist:
Title:
Modern Legacy Vol. 1
Release Date: 12/25/1999
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

23 tracks showcasing the California jump blues guitarist's major label recordings from 1947-51, inc. 2 never before released tracks.

Artist:
Title:
Hobo Babylon
Release Date: 7/10/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B18) $18.98 

Artist:
Title:
Welcome Back To Insanity Hall
Release Date: 5/8/2019
Format: LP
List Price: (B34) $34.98 

Studio full-length album number 8 by the ultimate kings of psychobilly! Originally released in 2012 by People Like You Records. REBELLION RECORDS brings you the 2019 re-issue on limited vinyl (500 copies on milky clear with olive and purple splatter).

Artist:
Title:
Hellbilly Storm
Release Date: 5/8/2019
Format: LP
List Price: (B34) $34.98 

Studio full-length album number 7 by the ultimate kings of psychobilly! Originally released in 2005 by People Like You Records. REBELLION RECORDS brings you the 2019 re-issue on limited vinyl (500 copies on red and black splatter).

Artist:
Title:
Keep Me In Mind: The Complete Imperial & Liberty Singles Volume 3
Release Date: 7/10/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

Keep Me In Mind completes our reissue program of the singles recorded by singer-songwriter Jackie DeShannon for the Liberty and affiliated Imperial labels. Jackie spent ten mostly glorious years at the company, recording everything from folk-rock and R&B to Bacharach sophistication and beyond. The first two volumes of our series covered the years 1960 to 1967 and comprised 100% mono single mixes. This third volume takes us into the stereo era. Tracks 1 to 18 are mono, the rest are stereo, mirroring how the singles were released at the time. The set commences with the endearingly kooky Changin' My Mind and concludes with a previously unissued edit of Jackie's reading of Leonard Cohen's Bird On The Wire, a cancelled single from 1970. In between are included such self-penned gems as I Keep Wanting You, Nicole, Laurel Canyon, Mediterranean Sky and Jackie's signature song Put A Little Love In Your Heart, plus her versions of the Band's The Weight, Bobby Womack's What Is This and John Sebastian's Didn't Want To Have To Do It, another cancelled single.

Artist:
Title:
Cow Town Blues
Release Date: 12/14/1999
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

26 seminal major label recordings from Texas blues pianist/singer cut from 1948-50 - they range in style from tough jump blues to a more relaxed West Coast flavor, feat. 7 never before released tracks.

Artist:
Title:
The Imperial Singles Vol. 2, 1953-56
Release Date: 12/25/1999
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

30 tracks, contains both A & B sides inc. "Going To The River", "Please Don't Leave Me" & "Ain't It A Shame".

Artist:
Title:
The Early Imperial Singles 1950-1952
Release Date: 12/25/1999
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

30 trend-setting tracks (both A & B sides) in chronological order, inc. 2 bonus LP tracks.

Artist:
Title:
Tramp/soul
Release Date: 12/25/1999
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

2 albums on 1 CD w. 24 tracks from 1964-67 feat. the songs "I'm Sinking", "Black Nights" & "My Aching Bach".

Artist:
Title:
Bootin': The Best Of The Rpm Years
Release Date: 9/29/1998
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

24 tracks from the early 1950s, inc. the hits "No More Doggin" & "Dime A Dozen"

Artist:
Title:
Midnight Blues: Paris * London * 1968-1972
Release Date: 7/10/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

To say that Françoise Hardy is France's leading female singer-songwriter is no overstatement. Of all the female vocalists who emerged from that country during the 1960s, only Françoise was afforded the privilege of consistent releases in the UK. Imported copies of her French releases were also readily available in this country. As a result, her recordings helped influence many of that generation's young Britons to learn the French language. From the start of her career into the early 1970s, Françoise also recorded quite extensively in English, Italian, German and Spanish but relatively little of that material is obtainable these days. Midnight Blues - which comprises tracks from her albums En Englais (issued in 1968), One-Nine-Seven-Zero (1969) and Françoise Hardy (1972) - offers a welcome opportunity to hear her perform in English. In fact, of the 24 titles, 11 were recorded exclusively in English. Recorded variously in Paris and London, our collection mixes Françoise's own compositions with interpretations of material by contemporaries such as Buffy Sainte-Marie, Neil Young, Beverley Martyn, Leonard Cohen and Randy Newman. Highlights include four beautiful songs written and arranged by noted British session musos Tommy Brown and (later of the group Foreigner) Mick Jones. Notes have been written by Bob Stanley of St Etienne.

Artist:
Title:
Mississippi Barbq
Release Date: 7/19/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (A13) $13.98 

Soul blues by singer/guitarist--Produced by multi-Grammy winner Jim Gaines. The songs, are intelligent, well-written, original songs, in the genres of progressive and soul blues with the only cover being Bob Dylan's Knocking On Heaven's Door. Winner of 2006 Blues Music Award Best New Artist. The studio musicians on the album for seven of the songs are the Rays, Catfood Records' studio group and The Zac Harmon Band backs him on four songs. Background vocals are by Shakara Weston and Janelle Thompson of S4TF joined by Las Vegas singer SueAnn Carwell. Special guests appearances by Bob Corritore on harmonica and Munyungo Jackson on percussion.

Artist:
Title:
Why Don't You Write Me?
Release Date: 12/25/1999
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

25 original major label recordings from 1955-63, feat. The Rocketeers on 3 tracks + the never before released outtake "Dream A Little Longer"

Artist:
Title:
The Rpm Hits 1951-57
Release Date: 4/16/1999
Format: CD
List Price: (B25) $18.98 

26 track compilation from Ray Topping gathers together B.B.'s seminal RPM recordings that established his reputation among American black audiences, inc. the songs "Three O'Clock Blues", "You Know I Love You" & "You Upset Me Baby".

Artist:
Title:
Legrand Jazz
Release Date: 7/19/2019
Format: LP
List Price: (A70) $70.98 

(2-LP set) In 1958, a young, successful French composer-arranger with a major infatuation on American jazz, worked his way to New York and convinced the very best players of the time to record an album of largely jazz standards. Michel Legrand would go on to win numerous prizes and accolades (3 Oscars, 5 Grammies, 2 Palmes D'or, etc.), but little of what followed matched the sheer brilliance of Legrand Jazz. Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Ben Webster, Phil Woods and practically every other session man in town signed up for sessions with Legrand to record his idiosyncratic arrangements of standards ("Django", "Don't Get Around Much Anymore", "Night in Tunisia", etc.). Instead of regurgitating then current bop styles, he reinvented the very nature of orchestral jazz band repertoire to make a unique and forward-looking statement on the genre. The sound of Impex's all-analog LP preserves the wide soundstage of late 50's Columbia recordings while creating intimate spaces between players on the stage for maximum definition. This rare, highly-praised recording has never sounded as good as it does now. The meticulously recreated outer jacket is packaged in a gatefold with an original photo montage inside honoring Michel Legrand's masterpiece of reinvention and sublime fan-boy enthusiasm. Numbered, Limited Edition! Only 3000 Numbered Copies! 100% Analog 180g 45rpm Vinyl! Mastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering!

Artist:
Title:
Jimmy Liggins And His Drops Of Joy
Release Date: 7/10/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

Jackie Brenson's Chess recording "Rocket 88" was cut in 1951 and is often cited as the first rock'n' roll record- however a casual listen to Jimmy Liggins' "Cadillac Boogie", cut in 1947 may well cause a rewrite of that particular historical fact. This compilation spans the 6 years from 1947 to 1953 and comprises 24 Jimmy Liggins sides cut for Specialty Records, 5 of which are previously unissued. Unlike brother Joe, guitarist Jimmy played a more rough and ready blues, but still had his fair share of R&B hits. including the top 5 "Drunk", which includes the immortal line "Went for the pillow, missed the whole darn bed". Maybe not sophisticated, but it sure does rock.

Artist:
Title:
Joe Liggins And The Honeydrippers
Release Date: 7/10/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

The other Liggins brother had hits with Exclusive as far back as the late 40s. Here we have his 50s Speciality sides including the mellow, mellow hit "Pink Champagne."

Artist:
Title:
The Fabulous
Release Date: 7/10/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B12) $12.98 

Those first two albums are a hard, verging on impossible, act to follow. Little Richard Volume 2 and the third album, The Fabulous Little Richard were both released after Richard had left Specialty in late 1957 and temporarily retired from recording rock 'n' roll for the first time. Whereas all but one of the tracks on Volume 2 (By The Light Of The Silvery Moon) had been issued on US 45 before, The Fabulous, released in 1959, was put together from early recordings that didn't make the first two albums, some of which were recorded before Tutti Frutti, and recordings that, up until that point had been unheard by the world at large, taken from Richard's last 1950s Specialty session. Some of the earlier recordings were overdubbed with vocals from the Stewart Sisters, perhaps in an attempt to update them in the wake of ex-Specialty artist Sam Cooke's pop success, and these overdub versions have come in for some criticism in the past. To be fair, the girl voices are not always entirely welcome. But if you can retune your ears after the full on assault from the first two LP's, The Fabulous will reap rewards.

Artist:
Title:
Volume 2
Release Date: 7/10/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B12) $12.98 

It's impossible to over-emphasize the impact Little Richard and the music on his first two albums for Specialty Records from March 1957 and July 1958 had on the future sound of R&B, rock and soul. Here's Little Richard and Little Richard Volume 2 have just about every classic Little Richard side on them. This is the music that influenced and paved the way for the hundreds of beat groups of the 60's, and coupled with the larger-than-life anarchic, excessive and erratic personality of Little Richard himself, is the bedrock spirit of everything that followed in rock 'n' roll, its sound, its image and its energy. Just count the tracks from these albums that got cover versions: The Beatles, Elvis, Otis, Stones, Springsteen and innumerable others recorded and performed these songs for years and years to come. Otis Redding and James Brown, arguably the two biggest male soul stars the world ever saw, both wore their Richard influence as a medal of honor and Michael Jackson and Prince have long been acknowledged as the carriers of Richard's flaming, otherworldly and showmanistic torch. This is Rock 'n' Roll in its purest form. The raw musical power contained here has, quite simply never been surpassed, they still compel you to shout and dance and put into their original context of the 1950s they are nothing less than astonishing, because as much as Elvis shook up the world, ultimately he was able to be white, safe and accessible. Not so with Little Richard who remained and remains a free spirit, an enigma and a unique being.

Artist:
Title:
Here's Little Richard
Release Date: 7/10/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B12) $12.98 

It's impossible to over-emphasize the impact Little Richard and the music on his first two albums for Specialty Records from March 1957 and July 1958 had on the future sound of R&B, rock and soul. Here's Little Richard and Little Richard Volume 2 have just about every classic Little Richard side on them. This is the music that influenced and paved the way for the hundreds of beat groups of the 60's, and coupled with the larger-than-life anarchic, excessive and erratic personality of Little Richard himself, is the bedrock spirit of everything that followed in rock 'n' roll, its sound, its image and its energy. Just count the tracks from these albums that got cover versions: The Beatles, Elvis, Otis, Stones, Springsteen and innumerable others recorded and performed these songs for years and years to come. Otis Redding and James Brown, arguably the two biggest male soul stars the world ever saw, both wore their Richard influence as a medal of honor and Michael Jackson and Prince have long been acknowledged as the carriers of Richard's flaming, otherworldly and showmanistic torch. This is Rock 'n' Roll in its purest form. The raw musical power contained here has, quite simply never been surpassed, they still compel you to shout and dance and put into their original context of the 1950s they are nothing less than astonishing, because as much as Elvis shook up the world, ultimately he was able to be white, safe and accessible. Not so with Little Richard who remained and remains a free spirit, an enigma and a unique being.

Artist:
Title:
Kat On The Keys
Release Date: 11/9/1999
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

25 tracks from one of the great Texas blues men, who popularized the "triplet" piano in R&B - compiled & annotated by Ray Topping, this features major label tracks, inc. his hit from 1949, "It's Midnight," and 2 tracks with Little Lora Wiggins.

Artist:
Title:
Rockin' With Ricky
Release Date: 5/31/1996
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

32 tracks. Musicians include James Burton, James Kirkland, Ritchie Frost & Gene Garth.

Artist:
Title:
Valentino's Pirates
Release Date: 6/12/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B35) $35.98 

(2-CD set) The definitive reissues of VALENTINO'S PIRATES, now available on vinyl for the first time since its original release and also as a double CD set featuring the complete 13-song album, plus a 22-track "Naked Pirates" bonus disc. A long story short: In 1989 recording begins at Daniel Lanois' Grant Avenue Studio for what will become VALENTINO'S PIRATES, under the supervision of producer Gary Pig Gold. Shortly after, DAVE RAVE leaves Canadian proto-punkpoppers Teenage Head and settles in New York City with Gary, where the album was completed and a band, known as The Dave Rave Conspiracy, was formed alongside Billy Ficca of Television and Lauren Agnelli to perform the songs live. Initially, Valentino's Pirates received a limited, cassette-only release in Canada on the Mole Sound label. Eventually though, through a connection with the mysterious Rudolf Solovyov (owner of the Kismet company in New York), Dave Rave became the first Western artist signed directly to the Russian Melodiya label and the album (reduced to 10 songs, due to timing constraints, plus the Dave Rave Conspiracy renamed the Dave Rave Group to appease wary Soviet sensibilities) was released in the until-recently U.S.S.R. circa very early 1992. Cue to today, 30 years since recording for the album took place, Hanky Panky Records is proud to release the first-ever vinyl reissue of Valentino's Pirates as the 10-song original Russian pressing, and as a deluxe double CD set with the complete 13 song album, plus a "Naked Pirates" 22 track collection of demos, alternate mixes and unused tunes, most of which are previously unreleased. Valentino's Pirates features the talents of Jon Tiven, Bill Dillon, Malcolm Burn, Shane Faubert, Lane Steinberg, Coyote Shivers, Rick Miles, Cindy Beattie, James "Doc" Proctor, and Jack Pedler.

Artist:
Title:
My Chops Are Rolling
Release Date: 7/19/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (A16) $16.98 

Here we have in our excited sweaty hands, the lastest from Jason Ricci and his band of over achievers, 'The Bad Kind'. Jason and the Band held engineer / producer Rich Morpurgo captive, for several days last year, at his Midwest Audio Recording Studio. It seems Rich does his best work under pressure. Yet this is where the magic happens along with hard work, ton's of Talent and a well seasoned band of veterans. This, along with honest, creative song writing, two 'mooncat cool' covers (featuring the soulful vocals of Kaitlin Dibble) this record is another musically diverse, hip platter of funky blue perfection. No need to talk about the genius or 'chops' of these cats as you probably already know this. Jason is an award winning and innovative harmonica player, some say the best in the world, as one award proclaims. An imaginative song writer, truly one of a kind. Dig it.

Artist:
Title:
Harmonica Ace
Release Date: 3/18/1997
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

19 tracks from harp master, 1955-69, feat. the tracks "Rocking", "Telephone Blues" & "Blues In The Dark".

Artist:
Title:
Eddie My Love
Release Date: 12/25/1999
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

22 original major label recordings from 1955-63 feat. 3 never before released tracks.

Artist:
Title:
Lo Que Dice Mi Cantar
Release Date: 6/21/2019
Format: LP
List Price: (B44) $44.98 

LO QUE DICE MI CANTAR (What My Singing Says) is a walk through places and time with some of Trova's founding legends. From Lorenzo Hierrezuelo's energetic "Vendedor de Agua" and Pepe Sanchez's "Tristezas" (the very first Cuban bolero) to the somber "Esta Vez Toco Perder" (popularized by the legendary Maria Teresa Vera), these passionate performances honor the venerable Cuban Trova tradition and speak directly to our modern heart. The soaring vocal harmonies of Trio Palabras vocalists Vania Martinez and Liane Pérez, with the nuanced yet bold guitar accompaniment of Nubia González along with a wealth of some of Cuba's finest instrumentalists, combine to sweep us away, and if only for a few moments, provide a brief respite for the soul in this hectic world. "All the tracks on this album were recorded in single takes. There was no editing, no overdubbing and only minimal post-production. The musicians were all playing at the same time in a studio live room, so the natural balance you hear is what the artists intended. LO QUE DICE MI CANTAR is packaged in a deluxe gatefold jacket with a beautiful 16-page booklet of lyrics (with English translations), production and historical notes. The 180-gram vinyl was mastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering and pressed at RTI for lifelike sound and pristine surfaces. This is an LP made with love for a most rarified listening experience. Discover a timeless musical form in a startling and full dimensional new way. 180 Gram 33 RPM

Artist:
Title:
Rhythm Rockin' Blues
Release Date: 12/25/1999
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

21 original major label recordings from 1951-70, feat. Jackie Brenston, Lover Boy, Dennis Binder, JW Walker, Johnny Wright, Little Johnny Burton, Billy Gale & Ike's Orchestra.

Artist:
Title:
Ike & Tina Turner Revue - Live!
Release Date: 12/25/1999
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

18 tracks w. The Kings Of Rhythm Orchestra from 1964-67, feat. Jimmy Thomas, Venetta Fields, Bobby John, Stacey Johnson, Robbie Montgomery, Vernon Guy.

Artist:
Title:
Harden The Fuck Up!
Release Date: 8/18/2017
Format: CD
List Price: (B13) $13.98 

The V8 Wankers' ninth full length release, this is the perfect way to catch up on what central Europe has going on in the underground rock scene. From 2002 these boys have been pushing hi octane rock n roll, with content being about what all good rock music is: cars, booze, girls, and shit tons of beer.

Artist:
Title:
Los Angeles Modern Kent Northern Soul
Release Date: 7/5/2019
Format: LP
List Price: (B28) $28.98 

UK black music collectors have revered the output of the Modern and Kent labels from Los Angeles since the early days of B.B. King, Ike & Tina Turner, and the Ikettes. Much of the soul was crossed with R&B - witness the likes of Z.Z. Hill, Vernon Garrett and Johnny Copeland. Garrett's 'Shine It On' has become much in-demand in recent years along with Z.Z. Hill's cover of 'Make Me Yours' which was a UK-only 45 in the 60s. Larry Davis' name was largely unknown until his 'I've Been Hurt So Many Times' got Northern Soul plays in the 80s and onwards. Mel Williams' storming 'Can It Be Me' is also on the tough side - it has been a dancefloor-filler since its "discovery" in the early 70s; like Jimmy Bee's manic 'Wanting You' it is taken from recently found master tapes for even better clarity. Access to the tapes revealed male duo Gene & Gary's version of the classic Danny Monday dancer 'Baby Without You' and 'Get To Steppin'', a Jackie Day track recorded in a very similar vein to 'Naughty Boy', her Phelectron rarity. Johnny Copeland made a great version of 'No Puppy Love' as released by Jackie Paine on Jetstream, while the totally unknown Peggy Woods contributed a classic soul-girl stomper on 'Love Is Gonna Get You'. The originally unreleased version of Wally Cox's 'This Man' was recorded before his 1970 Wand release, although that actually sounds earlier. Group soul comes from the Brilliant Korners' rare and collectable final Modern release 'Three Lonely Guys', while Texas' Other Brothers left 'Nobody But Me', their best recording, on the tape shelf - it has grown continuously in popularity since its 1995 debut. There's a Mary Love classic and a great Arthur Wright instrumental version of her 'Lay This Burden Down' to round off a compelling compilation. A vinyl-only release compiled and annotated by Ady Croasdell.

Artist:
Title:
This Is It! More From The Van Mccoy Songbook 1962-1977
Release Date: 7/5/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B20) $20.98 

Some years have passed since "The Sweetest Feeling", Kent's first dip into the catalogue of the late Van McCoy, was issued to acclaim from soul fans all over the world. "This Is It!" collects a significant number of Van's biggest and rarest 60s/Northern Soul favourites, multiple modern-crossover treats from the 70s and, for balance, a few slower opportunities to get their breath back for those who mostly like to dance but occasionally like to listen. Although the inevitable licensing issues prevented us from securing a couple of tracks we would like to have included, we feel certain that everyone who loves the work of Van McCoy will be more than happy with the contents. As well as Northern and modern rarities by the likes of Sandi Sheldon, Kenny Carlton, the Vonettes and Bill Harris, among others, "This Is It!" also contains several of Van's most commercially successful songs and productions, including Melba Moore's title track and Gladys Knight and the Pips' UK chart monster 'Baby Don't Change Your Mind'. Several artists featured here, including the Spellbinders, Chris Bartley, the Ad Libs and Brenda and the Tabulations, are indelibly associated with Van, having spent most of their careers working with him. It's been 40 years this summer since Van succumbed to a fatal heart attack, at the age of just 39. Van may have left us a long time ago but his timeless music never will, and here are 24 more of the very best examples of "Van McCoy Magic".

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Lipstick, Powder & Paint! The New York Dolls Heard Them Here First
Release Date: 7/10/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

The previous volumes in the Heard Them Here First series focused on Elvis Presley, the Ramones and Cliff Richard. Now it's the turn of the New York Dolls. In their original incarnation, the band enjoyed only a brief butterfly lifespan, yet their impact upon popular culture proved enormous. What an entrance they made: an insolent, street-smart rush of cross-dressing glitter boys in towering stack-heeled boots, fuelled by a diet of booze, drugs, 50's doo wop, 60's girl groups, vintage rock n roll, Chicago blues, R&B, Brill Building pop, The Stones and The Stooges. From their earliest days, through to the re-formed band's recent albums, via the solo careers of David Johansen and Johnny Thunders, the Dolls' music buffs all paid homage to their influences by peppering their repertoire with impeccably chosen songs from the past. We mark the 40th anniversary of their first album with this collection of 24 vintage originals that inspired the band to record their own renditions. Who knows, the New York Dolls may well have another album in the pipeline. If they do, who'd bet against it containing at least one great old song. One thing's for certain, they sure know how to pick them.

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Greatest Hits From Outer Space
Release Date: 7/10/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

Greetings, Earthlings - Ace comes in peace with a message for all who believe that there's life 'out there' in the form of music. We've set our compiling phasers to stun and are ready to blast you off for an hour-plus of intergalactic audio that boldly goes where no similarly-themed compilation has ever gone before. Our mission to bring you the 'Greatest Hits From Outer Space' has flown us through the whole solar system of interplanetary audio activity. You won't find any Purple People Eaters or hopping Martians hell-bent on invading your hi-fi, but we otherwise guarantee you a supersonic selection of fine musical esoterica, other worldly film and TV show themes and a sputniktacular collection of songs from the 50s and 60s that travel far beyond the Final Frontier of space age pop and rock 'n' roll. Our musical trek is programmed to bring everyone who travels with us down to earth with a safe landing, and the accompanying operator's manual (code name: CD booklet) is full of breathtaking ephemera that will rock(et) your world, whichever one it might be.

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Tres Chic! More French Girl Singers Of The 1960s
Release Date: 7/10/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

Très Chic! is the sequel to C'est Chic!, the top-selling celebration of French girl singers of the 1960s released on our Ace International imprint a couple of years back. The collection spans the years 1964 to 1969 and is available in 24-track CD and 12-track deluxe vinyl album formats. Serge Gainsbourg, eminence grise of Gallic girl pop, is represented on the CD version via Attends Ou Va-T'en by France Gall, Comment Te Dire Adieu by Françoise Hardy, Au Risque De Te Deplaire by Marie-Blanche Vergne, Les Papillons Noirs by Michèle Arnaud and Sous Le Soleil Exactement by iconic singing actress Anna Karina. Other highlights include Tut, Tut, Tut, Tut, a cool French cover of US girl group the Lollipops' Busy Signal by Roger Vadim discovery Gillian Hills, and Jacqueline Taïeb's 7 AM, the rare English language version of her celebrated 7 Heures Du Matin. Hand-picked titles by Annie Philippe, Elsa, Violaine, Pussy Cat, Brigitte Bardot, Delphine, Liz Brady, Valérie Lagrange and Violaine complete the set. The accompanying 20-page booklet features an illustrated track commentary by Ace's in-house yé-yé fanatics Mick Patrick and Malcolm Baumgart.

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Radio Gold: Bigger In Britain
Release Date: 7/10/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

It's been some while since Ace last warmed up the wireless for a round of Radio Gold but the series returns this month for the first in a series of occasional special editions. Radio Gold is geared towards records that UK residents might have heard through their transistors in the early 60s but Bigger In Britain focuses entirely on hits that made a bigger impact here than in the land of their origin. Some reached the upper echelons of our chart without making even a dent in the USA's Hot 100. The strap line of the CD promises ''household names and household hits'' and that's what's on offer here along with information-packed track by track annotation and a label shot of the UK release of every 45 or 78 that's featured. Despite the familiarity of some titles, none has ever appeared on an Ace CD until now. Retune your DAB radios to the medium wave and wallow in an hour's worth of big 50s and 60s hits that Blighty bought by the boxload when new.

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Born To Be Together: The Songs Of Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
Release Date: 7/10/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

This 2013 addition to our highly regarded Songwriter series focuses on the husband and wife duo Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, one of the most respected, most successful and most prolific teams of the modern era. Includes tracks from The Ronettes, Scott Walker, Gene Pitney, The Righteous Brothers, The Drifters, Lou Rawls and many others.

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Cliff Heard Them Here First
Release Date: 7/10/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

After the success of our best-selling Elvis Heard Them Here First compilation, it was logical that Ace should turn its attention to recordings that inspired the man once regarded as the British Elvis - the Great British National Treasure that is Sir Cliff Richard. Like Elvis, Cliff began his recording career with a cover version and he's been picking great songs to cover ever since. The original versions of those songs featured here span the first 10 years of Cliff's recording career. We have deliberately shied away from familiar songs that Cliff and many other young up-and-comers covered. We've also narrowed our brief to featuring only songs that Cliff recorded, although he sang others in concert and on radio and TV broadcasts that he didn't cut for release. Cliff showed great taste in choosing to record covers of these originals - several of which were unissued in the UK at the time. Many gave him hit singles, while others were standout tracks on EPs and albums. All but two tracks are new to Ace CD, while those by Richard Barrett, Dick and Dee Dee and Pete Votrian have never been legally reissued before. We feel sure that Sir Cliff's legion of fans will flock to buy this exceptional collection of songs that inspired their hero enough to want to cut his own versions of them.

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Rolling With The Punches: The Allen Toussaint Songbook
Release Date: 7/10/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

Toussaint songs span seven decades of popular music. His prolific catalogue boasts an incredible number of hits and Pop/R&B standards, and he might well be the only composer whose songs have topped the Pop, R&B and country charts at various times. Toussaint songs have advertised everything from Coca Cola and chocolate to Boots The Chemist (in the UK). They have been used as TV themes and featured in film soundtracks. He's scored hits in every decade from the 1950s onwards and is still doing so in the 21st century. In addition he either discovered or nurtured the talents of a raft of pivotal R&B acts, among them Aaron Neville, Benny Spellman, Irma Thomas and Lee Dorsey, all of whom recorded some of Toussaint's best songs. The two dozen songs on Rolling With The Punches - a CD which carries the personal approval and endorsement of Mr Toussaint himself - focus on a 20-year period that covers the 1960s and 1970s. The diversity of performers shows just how adaptable to all sorts of genres Toussaint's work is and offers an affectionate salute to his lyrical and melodic supremacy that has long been overdue. It would be impossible to fit all of his most famous songs on one CD but our overview embraces several of his biggest as well as showcasing some beautiful songs that are no less worthy of great public acclaim.

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Hard To Handle: Black America Sings Otis Redding
Release Date: 7/10/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

2012 collection dedicated to one of the greatest R&B/Soul songwriters of the '60s. Otis Redding isn't always thought of as a tunesmith, but he wrote or co-wrote 20 of the 31 R&B and Pop hits that charted for him between 1963 and 1969, plus a significant quantity of his non-chart singles and numerous album tracks. Otis also wrote a good number of songs that were recorded exclusively by other singers. Otis's songs were covered extensively both during his lifetime and posthumously. The sheer number of covers is very impressive, especially as he was only five years into his career when he was killed in a plane crash in late 1967. Here, then, are just over two dozen excellent versions of Otis' songs, sung mostly by people whose names will be almost as familiar as his is to students of soul music. Individually they sound terrific; collectively they show just how respected Otis was by his fellow artists during his lifetime and how that respect has carried on following his untimely death.

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The London American Label Year By Year 1956
Release Date: 7/10/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

2012 compilation that collects the celebrated A-sides of singles issued by the London-American label in 1956. London-American was the prime UK outlet for U.S. hits in the 1950s and 1960s, introducing the British public to America's biggest stars. The focus is on Rock 'n' Roll and Doo Wop this time around. 28 tracks including cuts from Little Richard, The Drifters, Joe Turner, Chuck Berry, Smiley Lewis and many others.

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Handy Man: The Otis Blackwell Songbook
Release Date: 7/10/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

Otis Blackwell's stellar songwriting career spans 20 years in American music, and embraces more all-time classics than most writers could have ever dreamed about penning. If Blackwell had only written 'All Shook Up', 'Fever' and 'Don't Be Cruel', he would have earned his place in the Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Fame on the strength of these songs alone. He was one of Elvis' favourite songwriters and he provided The King with an impressive number of hits between 1956 and 1963. The awe in which Blackwell was held by his peers can be measured by the number of star names (including Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Cliff Richard and Gene Pitney) who are singing his songs on Handy Man. His transition as a writer can be mapped by these 24 titles - many of which are new to CD - which chart his path from R&B tunesmith to Soul songsmith via many of his Rock 'n' Roll classics. It was hard to distil the incredible number of great Blackwell copyrights into the two dozen featured here - there's plenty of scope for a volume two if sales demand it.

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The Ramones Heard Them Here First
Release Date: 7/10/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

Punk fans know and love these songs by the Ramones, but Joey and the guys heard them here first. Throughout the Ramones' career, from their debut gig at CBGB's in New York in 1974 until their final concert in Los Angeles 22 years later, the band retained a keen reverence for Rock 'n' Roll's past, which they expressed by peppering their albums with sped-up revamps of their favorite songs. Presented in the order in which the Ramones recorded the numbers, this collection takes us from their debut LP, which included their version of Chris Montez's 'Let's Dance', through to Joey Ramone's posthumously released first solo album, which contained revivals of the Stooges' '1969' and, taking us out on a poignant note, Louis Armstrong's 'What A Wonderful World . Along the way you get some surf (from Jan & Dean), Psychedelia (the Amboy Dukes), bubblegum (the Music Explosion), folk rock (the Byrds), British invasion (the Searchers) and a whole lot more.

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Mojo Working, The Best Of Ace Blues
Release Date: 2/7/1995
Format: CD
List Price: (B10) $10.98 

19 blues legends on this one mid-priced CD, incl. John Lee Hooker, B.B. King & Elmore James, 20 tracks.

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Chartbusters Usa Vol. 1
Release Date: 6/22/1999
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

30 track album contains some huge hits from classic artists, inc. Van Morrison, Lovin' Spoonful, Sir Douglas, The Mamas & The Papas, Left Banke, Ventures, Box Tops, Bobby Fuller 4, Bob Lind, Hobres & many others.

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Title:
Get On Board Little Children
Release Date: 12/25/1999
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

28 original major label recordings from 1947-52, feat. James Early Hines, Echoes Of Zion, Harmonizers, Smith Jubilee Singers, Four Star Quartet, Swanee River Quartet, Madam Irma Mae Littlejohn, Rev. Louis Narcisse.

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The Golden Age Of American Rock'n Roll Vol. 4
Release Date: 11/1/1994
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

30 hits from 1954-63 w. The Edsels, The Chantels, Dion, Sal Mineo, The Temptations, The Cadillacs, Jan & Dean, Little Anthony & The Imperials.

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Title:
Doo Wop Shop
Release Date: 11/1/1992
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

30 classic doo wop cuts by Dion & Belmonts, Penguins, Crests, Del-Satins, Skyliners, Earls + 1954-64.

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Jon Savage's 1965-1968 The High Sixties On 45
Release Date: 7/5/2019
Format: LP
List Price: (B37) $37.98 

(2-LP set) Spread over four sides of two 33rpm 12-inch albums, this is a love letter to the 7-inch single. Since 2016, author Jon Savage has collaborated with Ace Records in a mapping of the mid-to-late 60s in terms of 45rpm singles. We began with 1966 and time stretched backwards and forwards over 96 songs and four double CDs - one collection per year between 1965 and 1968. We did discuss releasing the series on LP format but each compilation would have needed a triple album. So, by way of a résumé, we've decided to compress the four years into one year per side: beginning in early 1965 and ending in very late 1968. The intention is to give a flavour of each CD compilation, and an idea of their reach across the two albums. You'll also find songs that have not been released on any official vinyl album before, including the single version of 'Rain' by Kak, the overdubbed 'People! Let's Freak Out' by the Freaks Of Nature and the preview pressing of the MC5's 'Kick Out The Jams', to name but three. Pressed on 180g orange vinyl, housed in a heavy-duty gatefold jacket, with copiously illustrated track notes on the inner bags.

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In The Vaults Vol. 2
Release Date: 5/11/1999
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

26 more great instrumental rarities. None of these cuts have ever seen release in any format, inc. the songs "Harlem Nocturne", "Stick Shift" & "Forty Miles Of Bad Road".

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Title:
The Fabulous Larry Williams
Release Date: 7/10/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B9) $9.98 

Fabulous features the songs 'Short Fat Fannie', 'Peaches And Cream' and 'Lawdy Miss Clawdy'.

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Steel Guitar Flash!...plus
Release Date: 7/10/2019
Format: CD
List Price: (B16) $16.98 

Slide guitar blues with an Elmore James flavor played on an eight-string table (non-pedal) steel guitar was the trademarked sound of Houston blues legend Hop Wilson. Strictly a local phenomenon, Wilson recorded fitfully and hated touring. Though he also played fine down-home blues on conventional electric guitar and was a powerful singer as well, it is Wilson's unique slide stylings that remain a signature influence on Johnny Winter and Jimmie Vaughan, to name a few. CD features 'My Woman Has A Black Cat Bone' and 'I Feel So Glad'.


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